Junior guard Bryce Dejean-Jones has been suspended from the UNLV basketball team through Saturday for conduct detrimental to the team, coach Dave Rice announced Thursday in a news release issued by the school.
Every year since the West Coast Conference basketball tournament moved to Orleans Arena in 2009, Gonzaga has played Saint Mary’s in the championship game. That is certain to change in this year’s tournament.
It’s OK to accelerate tempo in basketball when you’re the one creating pace. UNLV wasn’t Wednesday night. For it, the Rebels eventually cracked under pressure.
Coaches preparing to play San Diego State probably get sick of repeatedly telling their team how important it is to stop Xavier Thames. But on Wednesday night, it was Matt Shrigley’s turn.
Xavier Thames scored 19 points to rally No. 10 San Diego State to a 73-64 victory over UNLV before a season-high crowd of 16,030 at the Thomas & Mack Center.